The Fairly OddParents

TV review by Betsy Wallace, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Creative and fun, with occasional mature humor.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 53 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 156 reviews

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age 13+

Show quality tanked after main writer/producer left after Season 5.

Have you ever heard Timmy just call Cosmo as "Cosmoron" casually after the start of Season 6? That's the level of writing on the show after Steve Marmel - one of the main writers and producers - left after Season 5. Seasons 1-5 had wit, humor, wackiness, and just the right amount of random silliness from Cosmo that made the show entertaining. The attempts at humor from Seasons 6-10 feel really forced and Cosmo's randomness is just TOO random and at odd times that don't feel funny at all. The level of insults increased as well and doesn't feel right. Marmel was a standup comedian in his early years and knows how to make people laugh, and it feels like the remaining writers don't even understand any of the characters much less how to do comedy.

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